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Kyle Farnsworth named Mets closer
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:12 am ET) The Mets have named Kyle Farnsworth as the team's new closer, according to Newsday.

Jose Valverde has struggled in the role, leading manager Terry Collins to make a change. Farnsworth has performed well thus far, posting a 1.23 ERA in 7 1/3 innings.


Nick Franklin gets the start at short Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:07 am ET) Mariners infielder Nick Franklin started at shortstop Sunday against the Marlins.

Brad Miller is not in the lineup, so Franklin will get a shot at short. He's slated to hit seventh against Kevin Slowey.


Danny Worth spotted in clubhouse Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:02 am ET) Tigers infielder Danny Worth was spotted in the team's clubhouse Sunday, according to mlive.com.

The team has not announced the move yet. Worth was optioned to the minors at the end of camp, and has not appeared in the majors this season. 


Daniel Nava could be the odd man out
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:40 am ET) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava could be the odd man out of the team's outfield once Shane Victorino returns, according to the Boston Herald

Nava has options remaining, which could make him the ideal candidate to be sent down. Jackie Bradley Jr. also has options, but the team is happy with his defense in center. Nava has had a tough time getting things going early, hitting .136 in 59 at-bats.


Curtis Granderson moved to second in the order
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(9:37 am ET) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has been moved to the second spot in the order Sunday against the Braves. 

Manager Terry Collins told reporters he planned to move Granderson out of the cleanup spot, though it was unclear where Granderson would slot in to the lineup. Daniel Murphy will hit fourth. Granderson has struggled to open the year, hitting .140 in 57 at-bats.


James Jones optioned to Triple-A Sunday
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(9:30 am ET) Mariners outfielder James Jones has been optioned to Triple-A Sunday.

Jones was sent down in order to make room for Sunday's starter, Brandon Maurer. Jones singled in his only at-bat in the majors.


Brandon Maurer called up for Sunday start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:28 am ET) Mariners pitcher Brandon Maurer has been called up for his start Sunday.

The move was expected, as Maurer's start had been known about for some time. James Jones was optioned to the minors in order to make room for Maurer. Maurer is making his season debut against the Marlins.


Michael Bourn returns Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:26 am ET) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn returned to the starting lineup Sunday.

Bourn sat out Saturday's game, but it was just a routine day off. He did miss time earlier in the week due to a hamstring injury. Bourn is hitting .077 in 13 at-bats. 


Jake Odorizzi moved to Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:14 am ET) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi will pitch Wednesday against the Twins, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Odorizzi was initally scheduled to go Tuesday, but the team is shifting their rotation during Monday's off day. He'll still take on the Twins, it will just happen a day later than expected. 

Odorizzi has a 5.63 ERA in 16 innings.


David Price has start moved up
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:09 am ET) Rays pitcher David Price will start Tuesday against the Twins, according to the Tampa Tribune.

The club is moving their rotation around during Monday's off day. Price will stay on normal rest and start Tuesday. He was initially slated to go Wednesday. He will be following by Jake Odorizzi and Erik Bedard. 

Price has posted a 4.39 ERA in 26 2/3 innings.


 
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